The Deep South USA Blog
The Natural Wonders of Kentucky
Kentucky is known for many things: the Kentucky Derby, the birthplace of bourbon, Muhammad Ali and bluegrass music, to name a few. Hiking and outdoor adventures are not the first things that come to mind when thinking about Kentucky - but they should be!
Mississippi bites and where to try them
Visitors travel to Mississippi to soak up history and bask in the blues. But they also plan to sample some Southern delights and eat – a lot! From the Tennessee border to the Gulf Coast’s edge, cooks and award-winning chefs are eager to share a taste of their heritage, with an ample helping of Southern hospitality on the side!
Louisiana's River Parishes
Where history, adventure and flavour collide. This region has been called many things over the years, but now it’s time for them to call themselves what they really are: Louisiana’s River Parishes!
Weird And Wonderful Facts About Lexington
In April Lexington was named the 9th friendliest city in America by Condé Nast Traveller. The magazine published its 32nd annual Readers Choice Awards, including the top-10 list for friendliest cities in America and no surprise Lexington made the top-10 list.
It's National Bourbon Day on 14th June!
Celebrate America's Native Spirit with us on 14th June for National Bourbon Day. Kentucky produces 95% of bourbon in the world, you'll find it everywhere from famous distilleries and collections, to famous cocktails and local food recipes.
New Music Museum set to open in Nashville
Scheduled to open in Downtown Nashville early September 2020, the National Museum of African American Music will encourage visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.
Graceland to reopen this week
As one of the first classic major attractions of US tourism, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee is opening and offering tours again from Thursday 21st May.
2020 marks 60 years since Muhammad Ali won his Gold Medal
In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a young Muhammad Ali, then called Cassius Clay, defeated three-time European boxing champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and returned to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with a Gold Medal.
The Kentucky Derby may be delayed, but we're still celebrating this weekend.
Although history is on hold this year with the 2020 Kentucky Derby rescheduled for 5th September instead, let's still give a nod to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sport’, and it will give us all something fun to do at home!
Inside Graceland's Archives
The roads to the USA might be closed for the time being, but our friends in Memphis have found a way to come to you – and they’re bringing presents!